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Upcycled Sweater Bunny Craft

By: Claire Armstrong from
Upcycled Sweater Bunny Craft
Upcycled Sweater Bunny Craft
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In the Designer's Words: "It so easy to make a gorgeous and fun bunny pillow from an old sweater. Old woolen sweaters can be felted and then sewn into a characterful pillow. Not only does this bunny pillow look fantastic it is lovely and soft to cuddle up to. You can personalise these bunnies by using a favourite old sweater and adding embellishments of your choice.  You can also create different facial expressions.  Visit the blog post for more details."

Project TypeMake a Project

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byEither Hand or Machine


Materials List

  • Old sweater
  • Scraps of felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Fiber for stuffing
  • Paper, scissors, glue.


  1. Lay your sweater out flat. Place paper on top to make a template the size of the sweater.

  2. Cut the arms of the sweater.

  3. Make a felt face, using felt circles for the eyes and a triangle for the nose. Embroider a mouth and some teeth. Stitch face to the front of the sweater.

  4. Turn sweater inside out and stitch round leaving a hole for stuffing. Turn sweater right side out fill with stuffing and then sew shut.

  5. Use the arms to make 2 big bunny ears. Sew ears to top of the pillow.

  6. Embellish your bunny with felt pieces such as hearts and flowers to cover any holes in your sweaters. You can also use scrap felt add paws and inners to your ears.

  7. Don't forget to make a large pom pom for the tail.

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I love this little sweater bunny. It would be so cute on a little girl's bed all year around.


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